Director, Chennai Express Writer K Subash Passes Away
He wrote the story of Rohit Shetty-directed Chennai Express, which starred SRK and Deepika Padukone, and also multi-starrer comedy Housefull 3.
Chennai: Director-writer K Subash, who has helmed Tamil superhit film Chathriyan and also penned the story of superstar Shah Rukh Khan's Chennai Express, died here today following kidney problems. He was 57.
The filmmaker breathed his last at a private hospital here this morning, sources close to the family said. The funeral will be held here tomorrow.
Subash is the son of R Krishnan, one of the two directors of the super hit Parasakthi that launched thespian Sivaji Ganesan in 1952.
He started his career as an assistant to Mani Ratnam in Nayagan. He made his directorial debut with Kaliyugam with Prabhu. His second film Chatriyan starring Vijayakanth was a blockbuster.
The director has made over 20 films in Tamil and Hindi, and was one of the many directors of Suyamvaram, a Tamil film which was shot in 24 hours and had a galaxy of stars. Subash also worked in a number of Hindi films. He wrote the story of Rohit Shetty-directed Chennai Express, which starred SRK and Deepika Padukone, and also multi-starrer comedy Housefull 3.
He had earlier directed Insaan, starring Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn in the lead roles. He is survived by wife and two daughters.
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